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Dr. B.Gabriel Smolarz

Endocrinology
Trenton, NJ
17 years experience

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Endocrinology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

21 Answers
4 Agrees
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. B.Gabriel Smolarz
Endocrinology 17 years experience
ACTH: It is one of several pituitary hormones - acth for short (the others control the thyroid gland, gonad glands, and others) that controls adrenal gland ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. B.Gabriel Smolarz
Endocrinology 17 years experience
Don't get diabetes: If you already have diabetes, keep your A1c close to 6.5%, blood pressure less than 130/80, and get on an ace inhibitor or arb medication.
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. B.Gabriel Smolarz
Endocrinology 17 years experience
Possibly: It is one cause that should be evaluated, but ethnicity and genetics play a big part as well. See your doctor.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. B.Gabriel Smolarz
Endocrinology 17 years experience
No: Of course, much depends on the underlying cause , but generally, there is no "cure." there is treatment, in the form of supplemental thyroid hormone, ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. B.Gabriel Smolarz
Endocrinology 17 years experience
Autoimmune diabetes: Actually, the term 'juvenile diabetes' is no longer used since there are adults who develop type i diabetes, due to the same autoimmune destruction of... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. B.Gabriel Smolarz
Endocrinology 17 years experience
Yes: Much depends on the details of the underlying thyroid condition and the type of thyroid testing done. Usually a test called a free T4 can be useful.
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. B.Gabriel Smolarz
Endocrinology 17 years experience
Yes: Hashimoto's is a chronic inflammatory condition of the thyroid gland. Over time, the thyroid can become smaller and firm. This is not unusual for hash... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. B.Gabriel Smolarz
Endocrinology 17 years experience
Usually none: This term generally refers to excessive amount of protein leaking out into the urine. It is detected by urine tests, in combination with blood testing... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. B.Gabriel Smolarz
Endocrinology 17 years experience
Depends on which med: The effects of an overdose depend on which medication and how much. Insulins, glimeperide, glyburide, Glipizide and those containing these medications... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. B.Gabriel Smolarz
Endocrinology 17 years experience
Yes: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is in a class of medications that can cause weight loss.
A male asked:
Dr. B.Gabriel Smolarz
Endocrinology 17 years experience
Check your thyroid: Hair loss is a common finding with an under-active thyroid. It is a simple blood test, ask your doctor. Note there are multiple other causes for hair... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. B.Gabriel Smolarz
Endocrinology 17 years experience
Too vague: There are many different kinds of inherited metabolic disorders, so unfortunately, it can't be answered. Generally though, there are no natural treatm... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. B.Gabriel Smolarz
Endocrinology 17 years experience
A1c, BP, take meds: In short, keep your A1c close to 6.5%, your blood pressure under 130/80, and make sure you are taking a blood pressure medication in the ace inhibitor... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. B.Gabriel Smolarz
Endocrinology 17 years experience
Diet: Of course, much depends on the underlying cause, but in general, avoiding simple carbohydrate (sugars) and replacing them with complex (think fiber, w... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. B.Gabriel Smolarz
Endocrinology 17 years experience
Medications: Over the counter topical Minoxidil (rogaine) can work for some, as can low dose Finasteride (propecia). Check with your doctor for specifics.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. B.Gabriel Smolarz
Endocrinology 17 years experience
Blindness: Whether male or female, diabetic retinopathy, nerve damage to the retina, nerve of the eye, can lead to vision loss and blindness.
A member asked:
Dr. B.Gabriel Smolarz
Endocrinology 17 years experience
Depends: Hyperthyroid can be caused by an autoimmune disease called graves disease. This can be genetic and passed down to you. But there are other causes of h... Read More
A 60-year-old member asked:
Dr. B.Gabriel Smolarz
Endocrinology 17 years experience
Probiotics: Bacterial overgrowth usually results from an imbalance between "good" and "bad" gut bacterial. While antibiotics target the bad kind, they often kill ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. B.Gabriel Smolarz
Endocrinology 17 years experience
Probable hypothyroid: The free t4, not free T3 (liothyronine) test, is necessary here. Positive antibodies indicate hashimoto's thyroiditis, the most common cause of hypoth... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. B.Gabriel Smolarz
Endocrinology 17 years experience
Check your thyroid: One cause of many, is an under-active (sometimes over-active) thyroid. Have it checked.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. B.Gabriel Smolarz
Endocrinology 17 years experience
Check you blood suga: It makes sense to check your blood sugar before vigorous activity. You may need a snack or an adjustment to your medications.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Smolarz is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Smolarz is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! If I'm allergic to hormones, full-menopausal X 13 yrs, can I take ACTH
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Thanks! My mom has bac cancer and hyperthyroidism good to see options
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Thanks for your quick reply! Tell me the symptoms

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Albany Medical College, NY
Graduated 2005MD
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